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by Digger11
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Boxster 986 conversion design
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Boxster 986 conversion design

I read the American based diyelectric car forum a lot more
by Digger11
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Boxster 986 conversion design
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Boxster 986 conversion design

Very quiet
by Digger11
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 12:23
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: VicRoads Club Reg
Replies: 5
Views: 587

VicRoads Club Reg

Hi,
Is AEVA a recognised club for VicRoads Club Registration ?

Thanks

Digger11
by Digger11
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 11:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Boxster 986 conversion design
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Boxster 986 conversion design

3 1/2 years here
by Digger11
Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 11:00
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Warp 11 HV Suppler
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Warp 11 HV Suppler

6 years later ? I think I know....
by Digger11
Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 19:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a cheap salvaged Leaf
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Where to buy a cheap salvaged Leaf

Hi,
To get a salvage Leaf to use as a donor for an EV conversion, would the cheapest be a Japanese import ? Don't seem to be any available at Manheim or the usual auction places, and if you don't need compliance as only need the parts, I am thinking the Japanese route might be cheapest ?
This
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by Digger11
Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 19:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a cheap salvaged Leaf
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Where to buy a cheap salvaged Leaf

Hi,
To get a salvage Leaf to use as a donor for an EV conversion, would the cheapest be a Japanese import ? Don't seem to be any available at Manheim or the usual auction places, and if you don't need compliance as only need the parts, I am thinking the Japanese route might be cheapest ?
This
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by Digger11
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 07:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Floride conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: Floride conversion

Sorry, Don't know much about the paperwork - but ripper car.
by Digger11
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 19:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10484

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

Thanks for the Blade idea, but as this is a bit of a childhood dream, I am looking at an older sports car. Along the lines of the Karmann Ghia.
It will be special car that will get me to the shops and golf course at most.
by Digger11
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 18:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10484

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

Good discussion, and some great advice. Still tossing up on the conversion, would be easier in the US where the Volt and Leaf batteries are plentiful. I know you will all hate this, but looking at the nanny state rules, I am seriously considering buying a RWC car to convert so I can transfer the reg...
by Digger11
Sun, 05 Mar 2017, 17:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10484

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

Hi, I have really really wanted to do an EV conversion for the last 5 years, but have not had the time. Now I am about to retire, I do have the time. Problem is that the DIY industry in both Aus and US seems to have slowed to a crawl. Not many posts on forums, many of the conversion companies either...
by Digger11
Sun, 24 Apr 2011, 16:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Lead Wing's BMW E30
Replies: 26
Views: 8283

Lead Wing's BMW E30

Did you do much of the design work yourself ?

Weber who is building an MX5 for over 2 years seems to get stuck at every little stage with one issue or another.
How did you solve the 100's of problems that Weber has run into ????
by Digger11
Thu, 27 May 2010, 19:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Stimulus
Replies: 18
Views: 2388

Stimulus

But isn't the Motel owner $100 worse off as he did not effectively get paid by the hooker ???
by Digger11
Thu, 06 May 2010, 20:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Marco, I think that it is a good idea you have to not get an official ruling. Most things in life are a bit grey - and it is often best to leave them as such.
A bureaucrat with a strict ruling is very dangerous......
by Digger11
Thu, 06 May 2010, 15:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Kiwi, I agree with your interpretation (and hope like hell it is correct). Let's see if Marcopolo has any other info. Funny thing is, if they effectively ban electric car conversions then I am going to go back to my original plan of building a GT40 Kit car. Good to see the Labor Govt. is steering me...
by Digger11
Wed, 05 May 2010, 22:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=44646

Canada first - Victoria to follow (via mandatory ESC, which is nigh impossible on EV conversions).

Brumby and Co. must really be upset that they were not the first in the world to effectively ban something.
by Digger11
Tue, 04 May 2010, 14:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 10818

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

$45,000 for a tiny little "Mr Maggoo" mobile. You are kidding us right ??? You can nearly buy a new Mercedes for that price - totally outrageous. Like all of these rip-off's they will only be bought by the trusted soles we give our taxes and council rate payments to. Very few of us who work for our ...
by Digger11
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 16:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Very true.... that is until you are involved in a serious road accident.Then the penalties for driving an unregistered, unroad worthy, motor vehicle would kick in. Even if the accident was not your fault you would be held liable for the compensation for injuries to the other parties. TAC would and ...
by Digger11
Thu, 29 Apr 2010, 15:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

I still think Vicroads have just invented a black market of illegally converted electric cars. Remember that we do not have annual RWC's in Vic. The only time a car is checked is when it is sold. When was the last time anyone in authority (i.e. a policeman)looked under the bonnet of your car ??? For...
by Digger11
Thu, 29 Apr 2010, 03:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

http://www.asashop.org/autoinc/may2007/techtips.htm Something I came across when searching for any info on CAN bus and ESC. It does sound tought to emulate. Whilst I enjoy a challengs as muich as anyone, I think building an EV will be enough of a challenge anyway without having to worry about the ES...
by Digger11
Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 21:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

I recently looked into a conversion of a late model 2006 3 series BMW that has ESP. I spoke yesterday to my local BMW independent in Box Hill and he said it is absolutely impossible to keep the stability control when the ICE is gone. He said that they work on these BMW's everyday and even they canno...
by Digger11
Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 22:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

From my discussion with Vic-roads, any conversion will be treated as a NEW registration (or car built subsequent to 2011). This would mean that the original ICE specifications would have to be raised, (just like seat belts,indicators etc..), to include ESC. The degree of difficulty to include ESC i...
by Digger11
Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 18:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 18463

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

VIC-ROADS, have stated that they will no longer register any EV conversions,regardless of the age of the donor vehicles, without working SEC, after the mandated period. Where have they stated this? I assume you mean ESC = Electronic Stability Control? Did they mean: a) If the vehicle was fitted wit...
by Digger11
Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 16:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Possibe ICE Donor Vehicle...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Possibe ICE Donor Vehicle...?

Go the Zilla 2k, you always need more power.
by Digger11
Fri, 23 Apr 2010, 17:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: France is the best place to live says study
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

France is the best place to live says study

At 1$Aud to .70 Euro I respectfully disagree. Europe is so much cheaper than Australia it is unbelievable. Equivalent property is about 1/2 the price (Australia is surely the most over-valued property market in the whole world). We have hidden costs as well, such as the ludicrous 2% real estate agen...